Like Duck to Water, thats how I have taken to life :). This blog is the saga of love and adventures of a small duck in a large water body called LIFE....

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy 34!

Someone in the house is turning 34. Its not me and its certainly not Snugli ;-). Now, who's remaining? :-D.

Happy birthday to a wonderful husband and an even more wonderful father :). May your life be filled with more joy and more irritating people :-p.
Love ya, Sri :).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Snugster is backkkkkkkkkkkkkk!

I cannot believe that its been more than an year since I pestered you guys. Well, I am a busy baby going to school these days, so I have absolutely no time to hack into mom's blog. I hope you understand. In case you still don't know who I am, I am Snugster {evil laugh}, hehehehe >:-).

I thought since mom has been slacking so much in keeping the blog updated, there's nothing like some photos of me to keep you guys interested :). How else to trouble you guys? Oh yeah, I'll also be listing a set of rules that people have to follow around me. Hope that keeps you satisfied until mom pops in (don't tell her I've been helping her, its not good for my reputation, ;-) :-D).

So whats up with me? Early December, I had a Christmas party organized by my school. I had a good time singing "Jingle bells" and "We wish you a merry Christmas" at the top of my voice. Mom keeps saying I was the most enthusiastic one out there :-D. Here's me with Santa Claus :).

As you know I celebrated my birthday in December. Yeah I was a bit ill, but I can't let a meagre illness spoil my troublesome nature now, can I?

I had a good time at both my parties (one for our friends in Lexington and the other for my friends at school).

Then January was the time for Sankranthi and bhogi pallu, so here I am getting hit with blueberries, chickpeas, flowers and coins :-D.

I have to admit that I joined in the fun - I threw some at myself too ;-).

What else? One fine snowy day, when mom and I both weren't sick in any way, we went out and had a good time playing in the snow..

We made this snow man errrrrr snow alien :-p.

Mom built her snow sculpture of the year - this caterpillar. I did help with some of the sticks :-p.

What else? Toys, toys and more toys :-D.

Got this laptop as a birthday gift from a friend and I love it. I love irritating mom with its sounds obviously :-p. Then there are the Lego blocks. I am always creating new architectures, but mom and dad always want me to clean up later. How am I supposed to be the next big architect then? :-p.

I have a set of vehicles which I usually take all around the house and "park" them. The parking lots can be anywhere from next to a door to under a chair. And no, I don't want to park them in the toy box, thank you very much :-p.

I also got a play dough set which mom doesn't really let me use when she isn't around - you know her reasons why :-p. We made these turtles the other day..

Last but not the least are the wooden puzzles mom got me. I cannot do this on my own (I hate to admit this but have to tell the truth sometimes ;-) :-D), so mom has to help me leaving all her work whenever I order her to :). And I usually say "Ta-Da" when I finish one :).

Thats it for the new toys. I promised you Snugster's laws, didn't I? So here goes -

1) I only operate on bribes or threats - so if you expect me to listen, then be ready with either. I prefer bribes btw :-D. For eg the days I eat on my own, I get a sticker. And the days I don't listen, I get threatened with everything from "no going out" to "giving away toys". But these people aren't very great at implementing threats :-p.
2) When I am talking, everyone else should be silent. If anyone tries to interrupt, then I have the right of saying "Shshshshshsh", "Silence" or "Don't talk back!" to anyone :-p.
3) All matters are important to me - so all words should be spoken clearly. If not I can ask questions anytime.
4) Actually, I get to ask any questions anytime anywhere :-p.
5) If anyone doesn't know how to play with any of my toys, they are to consult me and no one else :-D.
6) If I order someone to sing songs (yeah I'm looking at you mom), they should comply immediately - especially when they are bothering me by combing my hair. BTW here's a hair joke from my household -

Dad: "If you don't wear your hair in a pony tail, you won't be going out with us!"
Me: "But dad, you are not wearing one either"..
Hehehee :)).

Had enough of the laws? Ok gotta go now. Why am I feeling like I'm forgetting something? Oh right! I am going to be a big sister soon! I don't really know what that means, but mom keeps telling me that there's a little baby inside her stomach and the baby will come to our house by May 30th. I have generously offered to share my old rattles and other baby toys with the baby, but I can't promise anything else :-p. Mom will tell you more stories about me and my questions about the new baby soon. Bye bye and hearty congrats to mom and dad :).

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The ice collection..

Sorry that I haven't been around much - my brain seems half shutdown these days, the reason for which will be up soon somewhere in the next post :-D.

Meanwhile, just putting up a photography post to tide things along. As I've been saying, things have been pretty bad around where I live, snow, ice, cold and sicknesses, we have had it all. And I just had to capture some of the ice around with my other eye - my camera. So they are all up on my photography page on Facebook. - Through Deepthi's Eyes photography. The below picture reminded me of a diamond ring (yeah, yeah whats with girls and diamonds :-p) and click on it to see the Icy album :-D.

Friday, February 04, 2011

6 barson ki he dil ki kahaani :).

6 years! ಆರು ವರ್ಷ! छह वर्ष! Cannot believe its 6 years since we said "I do" :-D.

Sometimes I wonder where all the time went, but other times I know that its time well spent. Every day has been a new adventure and as I have said many times here in my blog (and will say it lots more times in the future :-D), I am blessed to have the life that I have and the life-partner to go with it :). I always wondered (and even now I wonder) how I'll feel as the time goes by and the years pass - I have to admit, there has never been a dull moment so far or a moment of regret. Instead, even though every moment hasn't been exciting or happy, most moments have been promising and satisfying :).

Sometimes I wonder whether I appreciate him enough and other times I know he is my world. I know that there are many women with husbands who don't help them out enough or complain all the while even when helping. And then there are those who mistreat their women treating them like mindless slaves. Still more who don't consider women as equals or disregard their opinions. Its not that I don't thank my lucky stars that I have him, but maybe sometimes, just maybe I complain too much or expect more of him. Well, if you are used to good things, its natural to expect more good things :-D.

Sometimes I worry that I take him for granted, but other times I know he doesn't really mind it ;-). Again its not that I'm not grateful, but there are times when I think that some other woman is lucky, because their husbands ooze poetry about them or are very open about the love they have for them. Sri is not very expressive when it comes to some things and not very "romantic" in the word's true sense. Yeah I take the love he has for me granted too many times :). So here's another sappy, catchy song I've been in love with for quite sometime (its one of the tunes in my zumba dance class), especially for Sri :). The song's called "Say Hey" by Michael Franti :).

Thanks to MichaelFrantiVEVO for the video.

Just love this part from the song..

I've been to a lot of places all around the way
I've seen a lot of joy and I've seen a lot of pain
But I don't want to write a love song for the world,
I just want to write a song about a boy and a girl

and ofcourse this part :).

It seems like everywhere I go
The more I see, the less I know
But I know one thing that I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you.

And so the journey of a lifetime goes on :).